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Tokyo taxi fares go up due to rising costs

タクシー初乗り420円→500円へ 15年ぶり値上げ

TOKYO, Nov 14 (NHK) - Taxi fares in central Tokyo have gone up for the first time in 15 years amid rising operation costs.

The initial fare rose Monday by nearly 20 percent. It went from 420 yen, or about 3 dollars, to 500 yen, or 3 dollars and 60 cents.

Additional fares also rose. Taxis had charged 80 yen, or about 60 cents, per 233 meters. The fare is now 100 yen, or some 70 cents, per 255 meters.

The new rates apply in the capital's 23 wards and two adjacent cities of Musashino and Mitaka.

The transport ministry's approval of fare increases comes in response to rising fuel and personnel costs and fewer passengers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Investments in new devices to deal with taxi booking apps and cashless payments also added to the costs. ...continue reading

Nov 14 (ANNnewsCH) - 東京では、14日から23区などでタクシー料金が値上げされ、初乗り料金が420円から500円になりました。  ...continue reading

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